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Pressure mounts for ANC to resolve 68 omitted votes

The votes could still affect the position of secretary-general, which is currently held by Ace Magashule, who beat Senzo Mchunu by 24 votes.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule addressing the closing of the ANC's 54th elective conference. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - There is mounting pressure on the African National Congress (ANC) to resolve the issue of the 68 disputed votes at the national conference.

It could still affect the position of secretary-general which is currently held by Ace Magashule, who beat Senzo Mchunu by 24 votes.

The matter was dealt with by the steering committee, but some delegates, mostly from KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo, threatened to take the issue to court if all the votes were not added.

The ANC has asked the disgruntled members to meet at Luthuli House on Friday.

During his first address as secretary-general on Wednesday, Magashule announced that 16 of the 63 omitted votes would be added to the overall figure for the top six results.

But lawyer for the disgruntled so-called Nasrec 68, Dexter Selepe, says the issue is far from over.

“There is no second verification, and from what we know my client says we have compiled will all the requirements and processes of the ANC."

Selepe says his clients have asked to first try to find a political solution before approaching the court.

WATCH: Cyril Ramaphosa tackles issue of 68 disputed votes.

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